Set twenty years after the end of the Borealis series (and forty years after the end of the war), Blue Guardian picks up with the story of the Palani Mahasa (General) Zura Varta.
It's been forty years since the end of the war. Despite struggling with millions of refugees, humanity looks to the future. Their uneasy allies -- the Palani -- look to the past, and remember the vast empire they once ruled.
New Fraser is a human colony deep in Palani space. Once a thriving Palani world, it's now an empty ruin, given to the humans to establish a settlement. The colonists are trying to build a new life, while wary of their alien hosts.
Zura Varta is a living legend among the Palani. For eight hundred years, Mahasa (General) Varta led the forces of the Palani empire. She's fought countless battles, and gained a reputation for ruthlessness. But now the war is over, and the old warrior faces a new 'peaceful' galaxy that no longer needs her.
Living in the debris of the past, the humans and Palani struggle to create their futures amid the barren lawlessness of the frontier.
And on New Fraser, the colonists are about to meet their new governor...
According to one of the esteemed 'Readers Of The Apopsicle' (©Dr. Jones), Mahasa Varta is 'a cross between Xena and Grand Moff Tarkin'. I think that's awesome.
I hope you'll enjoy reading Blue Guardian, and will come along on this new adventure!
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In the meantime, I've finished the first draft of Book 2 in the series, currently called Coreward. In a day or two, I'm going to start editing it and getting it ready for the Apopsiclic Readers.